Archive for the ‘code of silence’ Category

Let's Talk Heading

CODE OF SILENCE, SHHH

You know, it may be just Tubularsock but this prison break in New York State is taking it’s news spotlight, its fifteen minutes of fame.

A couple of things. The Associated Press reported today in an article entitled Prison break spotlights code of silence behind bars which quotes Gov. Andrew Cuomo as “sarcastically” stating, “Nobody heard anything. Nobody saw anything, they’re all heavy sleepers.”

Well, Tubularsock doesn’t know a great deal about prison life but if I recall, prisoners are not responsible for keeping order in a prison. Tubularsock has always thought that it is the guards that do that job.

So, the more significant question would be …… where were they? They never saw anything, they never heard anything …….. were the guards asleep?

So lets get this straight …… the Guards guard, that is their job. The prisoners are guarded. The guards are the ones that are responsible for keeping the prisoners in the prison. That is not the prisoners job!

Code prepared

So this “code of silence” of prison inmates is not the issue at hand. The issue at hand is how did two prisoners use power tools to cut through steel, break through brick and slice open a steam pipe at night without making any noise? How do power tools not break the “code of silence”?

To prove Tubularsock’s point, tonight take out your electric coffee grinder and grind a pound of coffee. Say like 2 AM. See if it wakes anyone. Better yet take out a circular saw with a metal blade and start cutting steel pipe on your front porch. Then time the response of your neighbors yelling at you and be sure to keep time of how long it takes the cops to show up from across town.

Of course you could be using the new “code of silence” saw and then you’ll get away with it.

Will wonders ever cease to amaze Tubularsock. Not likely.

sigtube

Advertisements